8095 General Grievous' Starfighter
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Earlier this year when we were planning Bothcon we decided to run some building contests for attendees, specifically a speed build and an alternate model challenge, with the same set that they would each get to keep. After comparing what was available we decided that for the size the General Grievous' Starfighter would suit both tasks well. The night before I got to build one as a control model to check the speed build results and was pretty surprised by the set itself. The ship itself is a redesign. The first model [set 7656] came out in 2007 under the Revenge of the Sith theme. This upgrade is larger and more detailed than before; boasting almost twice the piece count, though at two and a half times the price. The additional playset scene with accompanying Mon Calamari Jedi and droid assistant certainly helped bump those stats a bit, but the starfighter...(read more)
- ccjwprongs writes:
Pros: crazy good minifigures, interesting build (sliding cockpit!) and a sturdy design - and at a decent price too!
Cons: umm... stickers on the droid minifigure?
Comments: an absolutely fantastic reproduction of the not-so-good General's starfighter, complete with an equally absolutely fantastic range of minifigures. Good way to get a Mon Calamari headpiece without forking out for Home One, and Grievous has been captured perfectly. The set itself is inherently swooshable with a bunch of play features; fold-out flickfire missiles, detachable bombs, sliding cockpits and more. Go buy it!